Resource Center

Main Street Resource Center

Our Resource Center features the strategies and tools you need to lead a successful revitalization effort.


Tools & Strategies

Looking for great ideas and solutions? Check out our digital library below featuring the most popular Main Street educational publications, including comprehensive Main Street Approach guides, member handbooks ,and State of Main. You'll also want to visit the webinar library and the new video library that features short films illustrating the power of the Main Street America movement.

In Fall 2017, we will be launching the new and improved Solution Center, which will contain even more great resources. In the interim, if you need a resource that you can’t find here, simply email MainStreet@savingplaces.org and we’ll get you what you need.

Main Street Approach Guides

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Community Transformation

Learn how your Main Street program can better align your work around district-specific strategies.

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Main Street Refresh

Learn about the process, key takeaways and vital updates to the Main Street Approach.

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Comprehensive Revitalization

Learn about all aspects of downtown growth, development & revitalization.

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Member Handbooks

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Board Members

Learn the process of running a board, gaining public and private support, recruiting strategic members, and more.

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Design

Learn how to capitalize on your community’s best assets and create an inviting atmosphere through building improvements, and more.

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Economic Restructuring

Learn how to strengthen existing businesses and recruit new ones, encourage investment in through financial incentives, and more.

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Organization

Learn about Main Street fundraising, volunteer recruitment and retention, program promotion and advocacy, and more.

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Promotion

Learn key aspects of how to define your Main Street’s image, promote local businesses, host special events, and more.

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Marketing an Image

Learn how to evaluate your existing assets, develop a market position, and “sell” your Main Street to shoppers, visitors, and residents.

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State of Main

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